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18 December 2017

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  • As baby girl Yu-yan battles for her life, a Facebook page has been created to offer support to her distraught family. The picture inset shows Yu-yan being comforted by her mother. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook

    Baby girl lies in coma after operation at hospital

    Dec 14, 2017 2:36pm
    Hong Kong people are praying for a one-year-old baby girl who has slipped into a coma and is fighting for her life after she underwent an operation at a local hospital last Friday. The baby, known...
  • A total of 49 candidates were allowed to run in the Dec. 19 election of Hong Kong deputies to the 13th National People's Congress. Photo: Xinhua

    Only one democrat allowed to run in election for NPC deputies

    Dec 14, 2017 11:34am
    The 19-member presidium will oversees the coming election has announced the list of candidates. Only one aspirant from the pan-democratic camp made it to the list of 49 candidates approved to run in the Dec. 19...
  • Police arrested 24-year-old man suspected of assaulting a woman and ordering her to take off her underwear in Yau Tong before dawn on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Police arrest man suspected of robbing woman of her underwear

    Dec 13, 2017 4:13pm
    Police arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of assaulting a woman and ordering her to take off her underwear at a deserted parking lot in Yau Tong before dawn on Tuesday. The victim, a 38-year-old woman surnamed...
  • Container homes are increasingly touted as a stopgap solution to Hong Kong’s affordable housing crisis. Photo: Savills

    Could container homes as a housing option work in Hong Kong?

    - Dec 13, 2017 3:37pm
    Drive past Hong Kong’s container terminal in Kwai Chung and it’s a sight to behold: thousands of metal shipping containers stacked atop one another. Most of them hold goods being shipped overseas from China’s factories, but...
  • HK Electric and CLP Holdings say they are forced to raise tariffs in view of increased operating costs and higher fuel prices. Photos: HKEJ

    Power utilities to raise tariffs 1.9% next year

    Dec 13, 2017 2:16pm
    Hong Kong’s power utilities, CLP Holdings (00002.HK) and HK Electric Investments (02638.HK), are set to raise their tariffs by 1.9 percent from January 1. According to announcements Tuesday, the companies are revising their charges due to...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme will also cover red minibuses, residents’ coaches, staff buses and short-distance kaito ferry services. Photos: CNSA/HKEJ/Internet

    Govt adds four more transport services to subsidy scheme

    Dec 13, 2017 12:33pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced that the government’s transport subsidy scheme will cover four more transport services to benefit more people, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme...
  • Senior counsel Teresa Cheng in 2008 was elected president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the first ever Asian female to assume the position. Photo: HKEJ

    Teresa Cheng widely tipped to be next justice secretary

    - Dec 13, 2017 11:57am
    Rumor has it that Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung is determined to step down and return to private practice by the end of this month. When Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor took over the reins of...
  • In this digital era, access to computers and the internet is essential for students. Photo: EdUHK

    Give grassroots students an equal learning opportunity

    - Dec 13, 2017 9:45am
    The government is set to pull the plug on the Internet Learning Support Program in August next year, according to media reports. The program, run by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) since...
  • Secretary for Development Michael Wong said the government consultant will not come up with its suggestions on the transport system for Lantau Island until 2019 at the earliest. Photo: ISD/HKEJ

    Development chief dismisses talk of Lantau light rail plan

    Dec 12, 2017 2:20pm
    Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun dismissed rumors that a light rail system will be built on Lantau Island, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. According to a media report, a government consultant has decided to focus...
  • Andrew Leung says the debate on Legco rules should end by no later than next Monday, with additional meetings to be held for the purpose. The picture inset shows police removing protesters who had camped outside Legco building late Monday. Photos: HKEJ

    Legco chief aims to wrap up debate on house rules by Dec 18

    Dec 12, 2017 1:18pm
    Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen feels the tussle between pan-democratic lawmakers and the establishment camp in relation to a debate over proposed changes to the Legco’s rules of procedure cannot drag on endlessly. Leung told reporters Monday...
  • For the establishment camp, there is no better time to pass the proposed changes to Legco rules than now. Photo: AFP

    Is it time for the opposition to throw in the towel?

    - Dec 12, 2017 12:45pm
    The democrats appear to be fighting a losing battle in their effort to prevent changes to the Legislative Council rules. Public opinion is not on their side. Neither is time. The establishment camp is keen on...
  • The author (R) shares an image taken during his last meeting with Professor Huangfu Ho-Wang in Taipei three weeks ago.

    Huangfu, my respected Taiwan journalism professor

    - Dec 12, 2017 12:13pm
    Three weeks ago, during a trip to Taipei, I asked Professor Huangfu Ho-Wang out to lunch. The professor, my former journalism teacher, didn’t say no, and joined me at a restaurant at a pre-arranged time. However,...
  • Several pro-democracy lawmakers stage a protest during a Legco meeting. Meanwhile, the pro-Beijing camp is preparing to ramp up the battle over amendments to the Legco rules of procedure. Photo: HKEJ

    Pro-Beijing camp on war footing over Legco rule change

    - Dec 12, 2017 11:57am
    As the battle rages over the pro-establishment camp’s bid to change the Legislative Council’s rules of procedure, members of the pro-Beijing camp have gone on attack mode in the face of a backlash from pan-democrats. It...
  • CHP data shows 77 cases of scarlet fever in the week to Dec. 9 compared with 48 two weeks ago. Photo: HKEJ

    Scarlet fever cases surge with children most at risk

    Dec 12, 2017 11:53am
    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is urging parents and schools to exercise heightened vigilance against scarlet fever, saying its incidence has sharply increased and may remain at a high level in the coming few months....
  • Abraham Shek feels new limits on company directorships are restrictive. Photo: Business and Professionals Alliance of Hong Kong

    Why Abraham Shek is not too happy

    - Dec 11, 2017 3:04pm
    Spare a thought for Abraham Shek Lai-him, who is on the verge of losing two-thirds of his directorships. At 72, the pro-establishment legislator who sits on the boards of 15 listed companies as independent non-executive director...
  • In Hong Kong, more than 33 million Octopus cards are currently in circulation, making it one of the two most widely used payment tools in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Consumers can’t be forced into using new payment tools

    - Dec 11, 2017 1:54pm
    The history of using cards to replace cash as an alternative payment tool dates back to 1930 when some department stores and oil firms in the United States issued their proprietary cards. Bank-issued credit cards came...
  • Barrister Albert Poon joined 15 friends in a hike at Yan Chau Tong Marine Park (pictured) in northeastern New Territories on Sunday. He drowned while swimming with a friend from a nearby islet. Photo: HKEJ

    Barrister drowns while swimming with friend during NT hike

    Dec 11, 2017 12:23pm
    A barrister drowned while swimming with a friend following a hike in northeastern New Territories on Sunday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. After an initial investigation, police said they found nothing suspicious about the incident. Albert Poon Ying-yin,...
  • Fanny Law hopes the next batch of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress will be dedicated to the job, learn with a humble mind and make their suggestions objectively. Photo: HKEJ

    After 10 years at NPC, Fanny Law says time to pass the torch

    Dec 11, 2017 11:28am
    Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, who has acted as a Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC) for 10 years, or two terms, said she will not seek re-election because she is too busy managing...
  • Competition will remain very keen both among newspapers and with other media. Photo: AFP

    Newspaper titles retain value

    - Dec 11, 2017 10:03am
    With less than a month to the new year, newspapers around town are all gearing up for the peak consumer season of December, and, at the same time, preparing plans and budgets for 2018. In reviewing...
  • Having spent most of his career preparing continental food, Chan Kwanghi has decided now to bring the best tastes and recipes of his native Hong Kong to his adopted country. Photo: Chan Kwanghi

    Hong Kong chef aims to revolutionise Chinese food in Ireland

    - Dec 11, 2017 9:09am
    Hong Kong chef Chan Kwanghi is on a mission – to revolutionise the Chinese food of Ireland, the country where he has lived for nearly 40 years, with more authentic flavors. One of the most famous...

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